Also the last four matches of 2nd round of the Australian Open went into the favourites (four former world no. 1) direction. 5th seed Frenchman Greg Gaultier never let Englishman Tom Richards get into the match and Egyptian Karim Darwish always stayed on top of his 19-years-old fellow countryman Mohamed El Shorbagy (11-5, 11-9, 11-6). World no.2 Ramy Ashour of Egypt ended last Australian home hopes, when he beat Cameron Pilley in straight games (11-7, 11-3, 14-12) in front of the enthusiastic crowd. French veteran Thierry Lincou (pic) dropped one game, when he overcame Dutch Laurens Jan Anjema (5-11, 11-9, 11-4, 13-11) after getting back from one game and 2:5 down in the 2nd game.
Almost at the same time the first to games have been finished and both with the same result: 3-1. Thierry Lincou (FRA) beat Alister Walker (11-2, 11-8, 4-11, 11-6) and Peter Barker ends Hisham Ashours run (11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9). Next matches:  Tarek Momen (EGY) v  Wael El Hindi (EGY) and  Nick Matthew (ENG) v  Cameron Pilley (AUS).